PHILIPPINES EMERGENCY IS OVER

The IARU has now released all frequencies used in the Philippine storm event.   For full details go to

http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1103:another-storm-disaster-ends-in-the-philippines&catid=48:emcom&

PHILIPPINES ACTIVATES EMERGENCY NET

7.09MHz is the frequency in use by Philippines ham operators. Please ensure you keep the frequency clear until the emergency is over.  For full details go to

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2012/philippines_activates_emergency_net.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.UNnv

Aftershocks Continue in Haida Gwaii.

The aftershocks continue in Haida Gwaii with a Magnitude 5.0 reported at 0528 UTC Dec 6th 2012. The location was 50 kmsouth west of Sandspit. This is the same area where the Magnitude 7.7 struck several weeks ago.. There is NO Tsunami warning and no reported injuries or damage.  Representatives from several universities and Natural Resources Canada continue their research in the area.   This is yet another reminder to be prepared.  ARES units are you ready to assist if required ?

Do you Know the Difference in the various warnings involved with a Tsunami

Do you know the difference between a Tsunami Warning and a Tsunami Advisory? The response between the two is very different.  For the definition of a warning and advisory and other information go to the website noted below.  While this information is useful to the general public it is very important for those involved with ARES

http://www.prepareyourself.ca/hazards-in-our-region/tsunami.aspx

Central Okanagen Emergency Communications Team

The emergency radio team in the Central Orkanagen has had a busy spring and will have a busy fall.  The spring activities includedthe installation of D-Star in their emergency operations centre, as well as  Unity 2012. Unity 2012 was a table top exercise held at the University of British Columbia- Central Okanagen.  There are more plans for exercises in the fall.  For a look at a very interesting and informative website go to

http://www.cordeoc.ca/

Mike Andrews has a new job

Mike Andrews,VE7MPA, the person responsible for the amateur radio portfolio at Emergency Management British Columbia, will be moving to a new post with the  North Shore Emergency Management Office effective August 20th 2012.. Mike has held the EMBC position for the last eight years.

Thank you Mike for your support and the best of luck in your new position.